Shakespeare 400

As part of University wide celebrations of the life and work of William Shakespeare, the Special Collections Team has unveiled a pop-up exhibition which looks at the legacy of his plays in the world of theatre.

College of Art diary 1960

The exhibition draws on collections in the Archive which relate to the history of theatre, including the Theatre Archive Project (a joint initiative with the British Library), the papers of playwright Bryony Lavery and the Peter Streuli collection.

Macbeth, College of Art Diary, 1960

The images in this post come from the 1960 Leicester College of Art Diary which had a Shakespeare theme including these stunning auto lithographic illustrations by Robert A. Blythe.

College of Art diary 1960

In addition, the team is delighted that the Heritage Centre will be hosting the launch of “Shakespeare’s Cultural Capital: His Economic Impact from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-first Century”. Edited by DMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard and Dr Siobhan Keenan, the book brings together a collection of essays from international scholars that examine the direct and indirect economic and cultural impact of Shakespeare in the UK and beyond.

Refreshments and canapés will be served in the Heritage Centre from 12.30pm followed by readings from the book. To book your place please see: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2016/april/book-launch-shakespeares-cultural-capital.aspx#sthash.qCi5ENzH.dpuf

About Katharine Short

When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
This entry was posted in Archives, Heritage Centre and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.